Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack

Mom, Mama, Drew and Jack
the adventures of 2 boys and their moms

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Some Things.....

Some things to tell you about:
*Summer vacation is quickly going away.  We have exactly one week left until we return to work.  Boo hoo......We are going to miss the little man so much when we go back to work.  We have been so very fortunate to have the whole summer off to spend with him.
*We are both starting off the school year with "new" jobs.  MJ is changing grades from 4th to 2nd and I am changing schools that I work at.  We are both very excited about the changes, and it should be a good school year.
*Little Man is getting way to big for his britches as seen in the picture below.  He is pulling up like a crazy man now on everything he can.  He does so with ease and he has also figured out how to let himself down as well.

*We went through a bit of "stay in your crib for the night bootcamp" around here and we are proud to say that it went better than expected.  Drew now spends the majority of the night in his bed instead of ours.  We needed to do it as he is such a fidgety sleeper that no one was getting a good night's sleep when we were all in bed together.

*We continue to be amazed at how much we love this tiny human and how enjoyable motherhood really is!

Friday, August 19, 2011

{this moment}

 {this moment} – A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama.
A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

First Ocean Trip

We made our first trip to the ocean on Thursday and it was tons of fun.  We decided to go to a place in Maine that has a wonderful paved walking path all along the shore.  We figured that Little Man wouldn't really care too much for the sand and cold, salty water.

 We had a beautiful walk and enjoyed taking some pics:

Then we arrived at a spot that had a staircase down to the beach.  We decided to park the stroller and dip Drew's toes in.  You can't go to the beach and not dip your piggy toes!  We didn't even bother with a swim diaper or his swim suite because we didn't figure he'd get that wet.

Let's just say we were wrong....we should have put the swim suit on because he LOVED the water.

He played, and played and had absolutely no fear.  When the waves would start coming closer, he would squeal and shriek.  He crawled around and the water would lap around his arms and legs and he thoroughly enjoyed it!

He ended up "playing" with three other kids and they dug him a small hole to sit in, blew bubbles with him, and gave him a truck to play with.
We ended up  spending a half hour on the beach with him.  It was so much fun!
Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 12, 2011

{this moment}

 {this moment} – A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama.
A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.
A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Nine Months

Drew -

You are NINE months old today!  You have grown so much in these past 9 months that it is unbelievable!  We were just scrapbooking pictures of your birth and we could hardly remember how small you really were.  We love our "big boy" and you are the light of our lives!

At the beginning of this month, we took you on your first camping trip.  Boy, oh, boy that was interesting!  You were fantastic all day long and you loved swimming in the pond, wandering Provincetown, and just hanging out.  When night came, it was another story!  You didn't want to go to sleep, cried a lot, and were just miserable.  We ended up leaving at 8 o'clock at night in the middle of a thunderstorm because we just needed to get home!  Hopefully next year, camping will be a better adventure for all of us.

You can now crawl when you decide you want to, but you much prefer to continue using your little scoot across the floor.  You use your right arm to pull your body along the floor as your toes help to propel you forward.  You can get anywhere you want to using this method, so you don't really care if you crawl or not even though we have seen you do it!

This month you learned how to click your tongue against the roof of your mouth.  You really enjoy hearing the sound it makes when you do it.  You love to "dance" and you love music.  You also figured out how to go from being on your belly up to sitting position when you are playing. 

Perhaps the biggest motor skill you have learned this month is pulling up!  You spent a night at your Nana and Opa's and your Nana showed you how to do it.  Within two days you were a MASTER!  Your crib has now been lowered and we have to watch you even more closely when you are playing.  You love all of the new things you can reach and you spend a lot of time playing on your knees because you enjoy the extra height it gives you.

We have absolutely LOVED not working and spending every day with you.  We have made quite a few trips to the lake and you love the water.  You have also enjoyed the swing that your Opa hung in our backyard for you.  Twice you have fallen asleep while swinging!

Olivia came and visited us for a week this month and you really liked having her around.  You would follow her all around the floor and you loved playing with her.  You both loved floating around the lake and you really loved her M & M pajamas!  She didn't like the fact that you drool a lot, but it was nice to have her visit.

You have continued to be a superstar eater this month and you regularly eat three meals a day.  You have really mastered your pincer grasp and you love to feed yourself puffs, cheerios, carrots, and anything else we can put on your tray.  You have also developed a love for black olives which definitely comes from your Mom!  You will eat and eat them!

We had your first injuries this month!  We knew it would only be a matter of time now that you are so much more mobile.   One gave you a nice bruise on the forehead when you lost a battle with the footstool in your bedroom, another bump on the head when you slammed into the window frame next to your changing table, and a fat lip from banging your mouth on a table.

You wore mostly 6 - 9 month clothes this month with a few 12 month things and you still wear Size 3 diapers. At your nine month pediatricians appointment, you weighed  18 pounds 4 ounces and were 29 inches long. You are in the 75th percentile for height and the 15th percentile for weight.

You keep us so very busy, Little Man!  You are always on the go and always getting into something.  You are so curious and we love seeing the world through your eyes.  You give us the opportunity to stop and really appreciate what life is all about.  You are amazing and we love you so very much!

With all our love,
Mom and Mama

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Proper Post

 So, I decided that it was probably time for a "real" post since it has been forever since we did one!  How about a bunch of bullets to update you as to what has been going on  around here lately with a few pics in between?!

*We attempted camping on The Cape when we got back from MN.  BIG MISTAKE!!! Tent camping with an 8 month old just isn't the smartest idea we've ever had.  It was hotter than hot, and there is just too much stimulation in a campground!  The days were lots of fun, but the nights were a nightmare!  We ended up bailing early in the middle of a thunderstorm.  We've never been so happy to be home!  Better luck next year hopefully!

*We've been thoroughly enjoying having all of our days to spend with Little Man.  We've enjoyed swimming in the lake, and just enjoying the lazy days of summer.  It is going to be hard to go back to work in a few weeks.

*We had lots of fun with our buddy Olivia who came to visit for a week.  We did some cookie baking and decorating, spent lots of time in the lake, got fingernails painted, and had movie time each night after Drew went to bed. 

*Little Man has decided that pulling up is lots of fun and has quickly become a pro!  The crib was lowered and now we have to pay even closer attention to him when he is playing as he tries to pull up on EVERYTHING, including the non stable toys.  It is so great to see him master new skills though!

*We've finally had our first real injuries this week.  One gave him a nice bruise on the forehead when he lost a battle with the foot stool, another bump on the head when he slammed into a window sill, and a fat lip from banging his mouth on a table.  Add to that his fifth tooth breaking through, and a 24 hour bug/fever thing and we've had quite the week!

Life continues to be so very much fun and we are having the best summer with Drew!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011